When to Hire a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

A catastrophic injury lawyer is essential to seek justice for both medical bills and pain and suffering.

Catastrophic Injury After an Accident

Injuries that are severe enough to cause permanent impairment or loss of function and that require lifelong care are known as  “catastrophic injuries.”

Catastrophic Injury After an Accident

As the name suggests, these injuries can have a profoundly negative effect on a victim’s quality of life. 

Catastrophic Injury After an Accident

Furthermore, the cost of medical care entailed by these injuries can be exorbitant.

Catastrophic Injury After an Accident

A catastrophic injury lawyer is essential if your injuries were caused due to the negligence of another, such as after a car accident.

Catastrophic Injury After an Accident

He or she can help you seek just compensation for both medical bills and pain and suffering. 

What Is A Catastrophic Injury?

The American Medical Association defines catastrophic injuries as severe trauma to the brain and/or spinal cord.

What Is A Catastrophic Injury?

The US Department of Labor, however, defined catastrophic injuries more broadly... 

Definitions 

Catastrophic injuries are those that are life threatening, or that are expected to cause lifelong deficits and indefinite need for medical care.

What Is A Catastrophic Injury?

By this definition and the AMAs, we can consider the following examples of catastrophic personal injuries:

What Is A Catastrophic Injury?

Traumatic brain injury, Severe burns, Loss of limb (amputations), Spinal cord injury and/or paralysis, Strokes... 

What Is A Catastrophic Injury?

Organ damage, Blindness, Disfigurement, Permanent neck or back injury, Multiple and severe fractures. This is not a comprehensive list.

What Is A Catastrophic Injury?

Your injury may be deemed catastrophic based on your ongoing need for medical care and proof of reduced quality of life. 

What Is A Catastrophic Injury?

Your catastrophic injury lawyer will help compile all the necessary evidence to earn your fair settlement.

What Will A Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Do?

Your catastrophic injury attorney will help identify the party or parties responsible for your injuries and then initiate the litigation process.

What Will A Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Do?

They will request and review any and all documentation, witness statements, and photographic evidence regarding your case (a period known as “discovery”).

What Will A Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Do?

Your lawyer will identify each and every single loss you have suffered as a result of your injuries and determine a fair settlement amount.

What Will A Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Do?

The opposing party can choose to settle out of court or proceed to a trial, where the final amount awarded will be determined by a jury. 

These lawsuits can be complex and emotionally trying for the victim. In many cases, the severity of the injuries means victims may be physically and/or mentally unable to testify on their own behalf.

Your lawyer will perform all communications for you and also ensure you do not receive any unwanted contact from at-fault parties or their legal team.

Your priority will be recovery, while your lawyer will ensure your suffering is justly compensated. 

Damages Awarded In Catastrophic Injury Cases

As with other types of personal injury, catastrophic injury victims and their attorneys may claim both economic and non-economic losses.

Examples:

- Loss of past and future income

- Medical bills

- Property damage

- Future medical care

- Decline in earning power

- Mental health care

Damages Awarded

Non-economic damages are those related to the emotional trauma endured by the victim. These include, pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and reduced enjoyment of activities. 

Damages Awarded

If your catastrophic injury lawyer can prove that your marriage or partnership ended as a result of your injuries, you may be entitled to further economic and non-economic damages. 

Damages Awarded

The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury case is three years from the date of the accident. 

Denver Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury in Denver, please contact the Roth Group for a free consultation. Call or go online today to get started.